2014 World Series Game 7 Betting – Royals vs Giants

royals-vs-giants-game-7The San Francisco Giants were within one victory of becoming just the second MLB team in the last 40 years to win three World Series in a five-year span, with the Yankees being the other. But it was pretty apparent early on in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series that this wasn’t going to happen.

Yordano Ventura, the Kansas City Royals’ 23-year-old rookie starter, completely stifled the Giants by allowing just three hits over seven innings. And the Kansas City bats broke things wide open in the second inning, scoring seven runs in what would be a decisive 10-0 rout of the Giants.

Lorenzo Cain’s two-run single and Eric Hosmer’s two-run double really stood out during the second-inning outpouring. “This is what we all prepared for, this is why we play the game,” Hosmer said after the big victory.

With the momentum that KC gained from last night’s win, they’ll definitely have an edge heading into Game 7 tonight (Wednesday) at Kauffman Stadium. Assuming you’re looking to do some 2014 World Series Game 7 betting, keep in mind that the final game starts at 8:00pm ET.

Game 7 Preview

tim-hudson-world-seriesJeremy Guthrie will take the mound for Kansas City while Tim Hudson will start for San Francisco in a rematch of KC’s 3-2 victory in Game 3. At 39 years of age, Hudson will be the oldest-ever starter in a World Series Game 7. Backing him up will be Madison Bumgarner, who might see a relief appearance after dominating the Royals in Games 1 and 5. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy has chosen not to send his ace out on just two days’ rest.

”This guy is human. I mean, you can’t push him that much,” Bochy explained. ”He’ll be available if we need him, but to start him, I think that’s asking a lot.”

While the Giants definitely have some good pitching left in the tank, Kansas City has history and home-field advantage on their side. Home teams have won the last nine Game 7’s, including the Royals’ own 11-0 dismantling of St. Louis in 1985. Furthermore, the home team has won 23 of the last 28 World Series, including five straight. Meanwhile, San Francisco has lost all four World Series Game 7’s that they’ve competed in.

”I had a very, very strong feeling that whoever won Game 6 was going to win Game 7,” Royals manager Ned Yost optimistically said. ”We have to wait until tomorrow to see if my theory’s correct.”

If the Giants are facing the pressure of being on the road again after getting blanked 10-0, they certainly aren’t showing it. “I can’t wait to get out there tomorrow and have some fun,” said Hudson.

We at GTBets.eu predicted that the series would end in a 4-games-to-3 triumph for Kansas City. Well, the series has gone seven games as we expected, however, the big question is if it’ll be the Giants or Royals winning the title. Find out tonight, and don’t forget to place your bets before Game 7 begins at 8:00pm ET. Also keep in mind that GTBets offers World Series live wagering just in case you don’t get a regular bet in on time.

2014 World Series Betting

giants-royals-world-seriesThe first game of the 2014 World Series kicks off tonight, with the San Francisco Giants facing the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals made their first World Series in 29 years by sweeping the Baltimore Orioles. Considered Cinderellas before the MLB Playoffs started, Kansas City has been anything but after winning all eight of their postseason games – the first time that this has been accomplished in history.

“I think this city has been waiting for this for a long time, and the fact that we’re doing it in the fashion that we are is tremendous,” said James Shields, Kansas City’s Game 1 starter for tonight. “This is our goal in Spring Training, and we had one mindset, and that was to go to the World Series and win it. And to be able to be here on this big stage is exactly what we’ve been working really hard for all season long.”

As for the Giants, they are seeking their third MLB title in five years, as they raised the banner in both 2010 and ’12. Their path to a best-of-seven series against Kansas City was also fairly easy as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in five games. Assuming San Francisco can top KC in the 2014 World Series, they’d become the only other team besides the New York Yankees in the last 40 years to capture three titles in five years.

“I was amazed at the Yankees on what they accomplished. It’s not that easy,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “I mean, first of all, you’ve got to get there. Then the road to get there now is a lot more difficult than it used to be. It used to be two pennant winners going at it, and now you have to go through some playoffs, and this year we had the extra one with the [Wild Card] playoff game.”

2014 World Series Betting Prediction

giants-royals-world-series-1It’s difficult to call what will happen between these two teams since they don’t have much history against each other. However, the Royals did sweep San Francisco during Interleague play, outscoring their opponents 16-6 during the three-game series. But it’s also worth mentioning that KC was red hot – winners of 14 of 16 – and they were playing at home.

Furthermore, the Royals don’t have any postseason experience in recent years – or in recent decades for that matter. Still, one can expect them to put up a strong fight against a team that’s had more than enough playoff success in recent years. “This is final, you know?” Royals manager Ned Yost explained. “This is the last big series, and there are two teams left standing, which is special. I think it’s a great matchup between both clubs. I think that both teams are ready for this.”

One more thing that could factor into the World Series is the Royals’ five-day layoff after sweeping Baltimore. Will this hurt them? History shows that teams with five days or more off before the Series have gone 7-6 – boasting a 6-7 record in Game 1s. So if you’re honed in on 2014 World Series betting, this is about a 50/50 proposition just based on betting the layoff. So what about our prediction for the series:

Kansas City wins 4 games to 3 over San Francisco

GTBets.eu Line for Game 1 of the 2014 World Series

San Francisco (-105)
Kansas City (-105)
M BUMGARNER vs. J SHIELDS

Over -6.5 (105)
Under 6.5 (-125)

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